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BeschreibungBalzac's great theme was money, and he explored its uses and abuses with all the particularity of the masterful poet he was. Old Goriot, betrayed by rapacious daughters, and Rastignac, an ambitious provincial youth alive to his opportunities, form the twin foci around which the grasping Parisian society of the 1820s revolves, in this, his most economical and universally loved novel.
PortraitBalzac was born in 1799, the son of a civil servant. At the age of thirty - heavily in debt and with an unsucessful past behind him - he started work on the first of what were to become a total of ninety novels and short stories that make up The Human Comedy. He died in 1850.
Untertitel: 'Penguin Classics'. Empfohlen von 14 bis 18 Jahren. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PENGUIN GROUP
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 1951
Seitenanzahl: 303 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Marion Ayton Crawford